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Configuring Ansys Add-In For SolidWorks

Question asked by Wesley Cohen on Apr 21, 2016
Latest reply on May 22, 2017 by Robert Secaur

I have installed the student versions of ANSYS 16.2 and SolidWorks 2015 64x.

 

I am having trouble configuring the ANSYS plug-in for SolidWorks. The ANSYS plug-in does not appear in the SolidWorks plug-in menu.

 

I read in another forum that I need to use the CAD configuration manager and first check off "Workbench and ANSYS Geometry Interfaces" as shown below in the menu below.

 

ANSYS Products (Required)

-Workbench and ANSYS Geometry Interfaces

-ICEM CFD Direct CAD Interfaces

 

I also read that I need to make sure the SolidWorks plug-in is in the correct directory. I moved the SolidWorks plug-in to the following directory:

C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\v162\aisol\CADIntegration\sw

 

When I open the CAD configuration manager, the menu with "Workbench and ANSYS Geometry Interfaces" does not show up on the top left of the screen. As a result, I cannot figure the SolidWorks add-in.

 

How can I fix this problem?

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